A Wonder Shoe

By Emil Kraft (Bellevue, WA) on (Sep 6, 2013)

Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
 5.0 / 5.0

Comments: UNBELIEVABLE! Thank you Altra! I just don't know how you can be the only ones doing this. The classic problem with trail running is: you want a shoe that has the benefits of being "minimal" but isn't so minimal you injure the bones in your arch misstepping on rocks and roots. For me this shoe strikes the absolute perfect balance. You have the zero drop, the wide toe box, a relatively flat firm foot base (no squishy springy padding), fairly lightweight, and you FEEL the trail with your feet. The big difference is, the stones and roots that occasionally caused sharp arch pain in my old ultra-lightweight shoes now cause only discomfort. You still *feel* the trail. You still have a minimal experience, complete with occasional discomfort. BUT, you are not bruising your arch bones. I've tried shoe after shoe after shoe from Altra competitors and I've found nothing like this. It uniquely fills what would otherwise be a market void. I wish Altra huge success in this pioneering work.


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Run any trail with The Superior™, our newest lightweight performance off road shoe. The foot-shaped design provides for maximum foot relaxation and speed, while the Zero Drop™ platform gives you stabilization and better form. Get rugged protection from a lightweight shoe with removable StoneGuard™ rock protection system. The Superior™ also features a CheckerTrail outsole for maximum grip and a two-layer midsole with A-Bound for maximum energy return. Take on the terrain with an inspired trail running shoe.